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n. the joining together of two structures. For example, the surgical fusion of two or more vertebrae is performed to stabilize an unstable spine. Fusion of the epiphyses during...

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fusion n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 54 words.

1. the joining together of two structures by surgery. For example, fusion of two or more vertebrae is performed to stabilize an unstable spine....

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syn-

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 9 words.

prefix denoting union or fusion.

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sacralization n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 15 words.

abnormal fusion of the fifth lumbar vertebra with the sacrum.

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spondylosyndesis n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 14 words.

surgical fusion of the intervertebral joints of the backbone.

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fertilization n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 17 words.

the fusion of a spermatozoon and an ovum to form a zygote.

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convergence n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 19 words.

inward turning of the eyes to achieve fusion of separate images during near vision.

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ankyloblepharon n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 17 words.

abnormal fusion (partial or complete) of the upper and lower eyelid margins.

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ankylosis n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 40 words.

pathological fusion of two bones across a joint space resulting from prolonged joint inflammation or infection, either by bony tissue (...

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arthrodesis n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 23 words.

artificial ankylosis: the fusion of bones across a joint space by surgical means, in order to eliminate movement.

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neural tube defects pl. n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 66 words.

a group of congenital abnormalities involving defects in the spine or skull caused by failure of the neural tube to form normally. They include spina bifida, in which the bony arches of the...

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spondylosis n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 67 words.

a spinal condition resulting from degeneration and flattening of the intervertebral discs in the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar regions. Symptoms include pain and restriction of movement....

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dermoid cyst n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 61 words.

a benign tumour (a type of teratoma) containing skin with hair follicles and sebaceous glands, and often sebum, blood, fat, bone, nails, teeth, and thyroid tissue, usually found at sites...

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aortic stenosis n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 50 words.

narrowing of the opening of the aortic valve due to fusion of the cusps that comprise the valve. It may result from previous rheumatic fever, or from calcification and scarring in a valve...

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craniosynostosis n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 57 words.

premature fusion of some of the cranial sutures, usually before birth, so that the skull is unable to expand in certain directions to assume its normal shape under the influence of the...

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